In CuirElixir, we pursue the stylish lifestyle with the finest leather accessories to inspire, enhance and sustain your indulgence. When we began our journey and created the Cuir Elixir brand, our initial vision was to create an iconic pencil case with the best leather that would stand the test of time. We wanted to create a collection of accessories with the most exquisite brown leather that can patina over time. We fell in love with the Barenia leather (a trade name from Hermes) a.k.a Novonappa leather when I first purchased a suitcase from Hermes in Paris during my honeymoon.
Novonappa is the signature product of Haas, a renowned tannery in France that has been making leather since the 1850s, one of the best leather manufacturers in the world. The hide that develops the Novonappa leather is made from French calves with a substantial fiber structure. This French calfskin leather is acclaimed for its supple feel and hue, and is one of the finest and most luxuriously smooth leathers in the world. Novonappa involves a combination of tannage, a process of double-tanning with chrome and vegetable dyes is employed before it is steeped in a mixture of nine different oils for a period of 5 to 6 weeks, which makes the leather have a nice feel, a beautiful color, allows it to acquire a lovely patina as it matures over time. Also, double-tanning means the tensile strength of the leather is increased; the combination makes it more robust compared to another tannage.
The Veaudora series was born after we contacted the Haas tannery in France and evaluated the properties and characteristics of this leather. The Veaudora series is crafted with a Novonappa leather, the finest caramel-colored leather, which patinas well over time, is water resistant, heals from light scratches, and was once used for equestrian materials to build saddles. Our leather creations cultivate a fusion between heritage, legacy, and true aristocracy. The Veaudora collections speaks volumes about our commitment and our vision to pursue the stylish lifestyle with the finest leather accessories to inspire, enhance and sustain your indulgence. The Veaudora collection maximizes all the qualities associated with Novonappa leather. Please discover our Veaudora collections on our website.